College Ready

Hey, new college student!

Got everything you need? Clothes, stuff for the dorm, books? How about a financial institution? If you don’t already have one, add ‘open a checking account’ to your list.

A checking account with debit card allows you to pay for expenses, make purchases in stores or online, and withdraw money from an ATM. And, when you receive student funding or a paycheck you’ll be able to opt for direct deposit. You'll be able to link your debit card to your smartphone to make super-easy and safe mobile transactions.

Do your homework! Thought you were getting a break from that, huh? It’s important that you feel comfortable with the financial institution you choose.
• Ask your parents and friends for recommendations
• Check out the financial institution’s social media and website
• Read reviews

What about Oxford Federal Credit Union?
OFCU’s Free4ME checking account is designed especially for young adults age 18-25 and you can take us wherever you go to school.

Digital banking lets you manage your money without visiting a branch. But, if you do need to make an in-person transaction, there are over 5,600 other credit unions in the U.S. that participate in Shared Branching - and you can do business at one just like you would here at home.

*Bonus – other OFCU members ( your parents) are able to transfer money quickly and safely to your account through digital banking.

Here are some links you may find useful.

We are here to help.
We are always ready and happy to answer questions (there are no stupid ones!), offer advice and resources, and guide you through your financial journey. You can reach us by completing this form, giving us a call at 800.991.9219 or stopping by a branch.